Friday, September 01, 2006

Resetting Mac OS X icons

A fellow who's using my Warpen Folders icons on his Mac asks, "Just in case I ever wanted to, how do I change [an icon] back to the original?" Good question. :-)

If you changed default or system icons with an application like CandyBar, you can also use it to reset those icons.

To reset the icon of a file or folder whose icon you changed manually:
  1. In the Finder, select the file or folder that you want to reset.
  2. In the menu bar, click File > Get Info.
    An Inspector window appears with a small graphic of the icon.
  3. In the Inspector window, click once on the small icon graphic.
    A border should appear around the graphic.
  4. In the menu bar, click Edit > Cut.
    The small icon graphic in the Inspector window and the file or folder icon on the desktop should both revert to the original icon.
  5. Close the Inspector window.
If you have questions about using icons, please feel free to contact me.

Related topic: Using Mac OS X icons

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